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Janet Porter

Editor-in-Chief, Lloyd's List Containers


Janet is an award-winning business journalist with extensive knowledge of the maritime industry, and in recent years a particular focus on the container shipping sector

She is responsible for overseeing coverage of the global container shipping industry for two of the world's leading maritime publications, Lloyd's List and Containerisation International.

Janet has often been the first to report some of the industry’s biggest events. She broke the story that AP Moller-Maersk was poised to take over P&O Nedlloyd. The details were so accurate that trading in P&O Nedlloyd's shares on the Amsterdam stock exchange was suspended until an official statement was issued the following day, confirming the acquisition talks.

More recently, she has been in overall charge of Containerisation International as it was fully integrated into the Lloyd’s List group. This includes publication of a monthly magazine plus daily online news and analysis. At a time when container shipping is in the throes of the biggest upheaval in its 60 years history, CI has provided the most comprehensive coverage available of all the changes taking place, and how these will affect the future shape of the industry. The magazine has also featured exclusive interviews with most of the industry leaders, including those who rarely speak to the media, as well as indepth analysis and insight of the business at such a tumultuous time.

Before joining Lloyd’s List, Janet was London correspondent and bureau chief for The Journal of Commerce, then a daily New York-based business paper that became part of the Economist Group, covering a broad range of industries from shipping, aviation, insurance and surface transportation to regulation and trade policy, while also managing a network of European correspondents and editing their editorial copy.

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Second Maersk ship fire brought under control with no harm to crew

The 6,200 teu Maersk Kensington was heading from Salalah to Suez when a container caught alight, but Maersk does not think there is a link with the Maersk Honam cargo that burst into flames with deadly consequences

Middle East and Africa Europe

Rodolphe Saadé raises the bar as CMA CGM posts $701m profit for 2017

Update: French group ranked number three in the world in terms of containership capacity is benefiting from the acquisition of APL, changing industry dynamics, and a range of new products with more to come

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New faces to lead UK shipping as Brexit debate intensifies

New UK Chamber of Shipping president Sir Michael Bibby warns of disaster for UK shipping and ports if Brexit negotiations go sour

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Succession plan in place for privately-owned Bristol Port

Sir David Ord and Terence Mordaunt have not been tempted by any takeover approaches and are confident they have succession plans in place that will secure Bristol Port's future as a family-owned business

Europe United Kingdom

A tale of two ports: A look at Bristol and Liverpool

Liverpool and Bristol developed plans for new container terminals to handle the biggest ships in service, but there the parallels between the two UK west coast ports ends. What happened, and which made the correct call?

Europe United Kingdom

Maersk changes stowage plans after deadly blaze

The Danish line will not allow dangerous cargo to be stowed close to the accommodation block or engine casing and will inspect certain containers that match the shipper/forwarder/commodity combination of those boxes in the vicinity of the fire. The measures will remain in place until the cause is known of the Maersk Honam fire, which resulted in the loss of five crew members

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